As a growing technology hub called “silicon prairie”, Champaign, Illinois is home to more than 82,570 people and upwards of 18,000 students who attend Parkland College and University of Illinois. Most of these people own vehicles and use them on the roads of Champaign on a daily basis.
Have you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious car accident caused by another individual’s negligence?
Did you know that you or the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more?
At the law offices of The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we have successfully recovered MILLIONS in compensation for our clients and proudly offer 100% FREE consultations to help explore the details of your claim.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your Champaign auto accident claim call us today at (855) 522-5291.
Common Causes of Champaign Auto Accidents
There are many factors that can lead to a collision, including what time it is, the day of the week and whether or not it is a holiday are often common elements that can have an impact on the type and severity of a collision.
It's also worth considering that during certain days, hours, and holidays more drivers are out on the road which can lead to driver carelessness and thus, more accidents.
With this in mind, some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Driving under the influence
- Bad weather conditions
- Driver distractions
- Texting and driving
- Fatigued driving
Oftentimes drivers with minimal experience on the road such as those under the age of 18 can be the cause of a collision as can older drivers who have often have difficulty hearing, vision problems, and sometimes delayed reaction to dangerous situations.
Types of Auto Accidents
Many times the cause of a collision can often define the type of collision that happens.
For example, drivers who fail to obey traffic signs and signals are often involved in T-bone crashes or drivers that are not paying attention can often run into the rear of another vehicle.
However, while these types of accidents are "common", in many cases the cause of the accident does not always determine the type of accident.
Some other common types of car accidents include:
- Side-impact collision
- Head-on crash
- Rear-end collision
Sideswipes are a common occurrence when a driver is distracted and fails to realize they’re vehicle is drifting into another lane. Additionally these types of collisions are also caused by drivers who fail to check their blind spot.
Injuries Caused in Car Collisions
Anyone who has been involved in a car wreck understand how even the slightest bump can lead to an injury. In fact, many victims do not feel the full extent of their injuries for one to three days after the accident has occurred.
When other factors like injury victims needing to miss work due to their injuries or as a result of their vehicle being inoperable, many injured drivers quickly understand that any type of injury from a crash can have a significant impact on their lives.
With this in mind, some common types of injuries from car accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Airbag injuries
- Broken bones
- Dental trauma
- Head injuries (traumatic brain injury, skull fractures)
- Neck and back injuries
Children and the elderly are much more likely to suffer serious injuries during a car crash. Additionally, not wear a seatbelt can significantly increase your chances of suffering from an incapacitating injury.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Being involved in a car accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Many times victims find it difficult to assess the damage and insurance companies often try to work compensation terms out in their favor rather than the victim’s. Getting the assistance of an experienced auto accident lawyer is imperative to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
An attorney can assist victims of car accidents in determining liability and establishing negligence in order to file a claim and pursue justice. A knowledgeable attorney can assist in building a strong case using their resources to thoroughly investigate your specific situation.
Contact our Champaign Auto Accident Lawyer
The Champaign auto accident attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher understand how car accidents often impact not just the victim, but also their families particularly when a person is seriously injured in the wreck. We believe that those who have been injured due to another driver’s negligence should receive the compensation that is fair and just.
Our highly skilled and experienced attorneys will work hard to obtain the maximum settlement for your claim and offer 100% FREE case reviews to Champaign accident injury victims, to help determine if there are sufficient grounds to file a damages lawsuit.
We are ready and willing to help victims of serious auto accidents in Champaign, Illinois and the surrounding areas, such as:
…and many more surrounding towns. To learn more about how we can help you with your Champaign auto accident claim, contact us at toll-free (855) 522-5291. One of our staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your car accident claim.